Lukashenko discussed with the officials of “Russian pressure”
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a closed meeting with the participation of senior officials, the newspaper informs “Nasha Niva” with reference to two sources. The meeting discussed “pressure on the Russian side”.
“Had a great meeting with the President. (It was said.- “B”) to the end to stand for independence. Everyone supported it,” said one of the sources.
According to the newspaper, some officials during a meeting of the proposed “tax maneuvers to not answer meetings, and reforms”.
Sources also report that among the assignments were more than “closely” monitoring the information field.
The Russian government begins 2019 tax maneuver, which is the gradual abolition of export duties on oil and oil products (from the current 30% is five percentage points per year for six years) with the simultaneous increase in mineral extraction tax. According to estimates of the Ministry of Finance of Belarus, the Minsk six years may lose about $10 billion.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak on Tuesday at a meeting with delegation from Belarus did not discuss compensation for losses from the tax maneuver and giving discounts on gas “to make critical decisions about the movement in the direction of further integration of Russia and Belarus within the Union state.”
Read more about the situation — in the material “Kommersant” “Tax maneuvers irritate neighbors.”
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